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Under Armour’s Francis Casey Alcantara Sweeps Singapore Futures

Posted by on 27. June 2017

Under Armour had an ace up its sleeve as top Filipino Tennis Player and Under Armour Athlete Francis Casey Alcantara along side Sam Verdeek swept the doubles bracket en route to topping the Singapore Futures.

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Under Armour, being the top performance brand, has always been a partner of winners and athletes. Recently, Under Armour athletes Francis Casey Alcantara, a top-level tennis player from the Philippines, swept the doubles bracket of the three-week Singapore Futures along with his Dutch partner Sem Verbeek to win the tournament’s three coveted titles.  The Filipino-Dutch tandem displaced all their Japanese counterparts in the quarterfinals to win the doubles championship. They won the title over Hiroyasu Ehara and Sho Katayama, 6-3, 6-2 in the final to bag the F1 trophy.

“We were very confident going in the third leg, but at the same time, nervous because of the pressure to win again. We just believed in ourselves and carried on. Words can’t describe how happy we are in achieving this feat,” Alcantara said.

In the following week, both Alcantara and Verbeek blazed through to the championship round and emerged victorious in the F2 tournament.  Alcantara and Verbeek completed a clean sweep after the duo drubbed fourth seeds Yuichi Ito of Japan and Nam Hoang Ly of Vietnam, 7-6 (3), 6-2, in the finals to take home the F3 title on June 9 at the Kallang Tennis Centre in Singapore.

Alcantara will be joining the Philippine National tennis team in representing the country at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia this coming August.  The 25-year-old Cagayan de Oro City native is no stranger to the international platform as he had donned the Philippine colours on numerous occasions, including the 2009 Australian Open in Melbourne.

Alcantara, who reached his highest junior world standing of No. 14 in 2009, currently occupies the No. 431 seat in the rankings of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).

8 Responses to Under Armour’s Francis Casey Alcantara Sweeps Singapore Futures

  1. TheGracefulMist

    Congratulations to Mr. Francis Casey Alcantara and Mr. Sem Verbeek! I hope Mr. Alcantara wins in his upcoming games.

    ❀ Grace ❀

  2. Gilliannong.com

    A talented chap! Wishing him all the best in the Games!

  3. rochkirstin

    I wonder how Alcantara trained when he was a kid. His achievements are so remarkable. He must be living his dream.

  4. Corinne & Kirsty (@corinnekirsty)

    I had never heard of Under Armours before. We’re learning something everyday. Not much into tennis though xx corinne

  5. Fred

    I have not heard of Casey Alcantara before in the field of Philippine tennis. I am glad a home-grown Filipino is finally gaining ground in this sport.

  6. Gil Camporazo

    Our small city of La Carlota as per record has already produced various champions as far as lawn tennis is concerned. We’re very proud of them. I am referring to the Guba kids tennis players. Anyway, my best wish to Mr. Alcantara to sweep the Singapore futures for our country Philippines.

  7. Jason Panuelos

    Kudos to Under Armour for bringing lesser known athletes into the spotlight! They deserve to be recognized for their hard work too! 😀

  8. elizabeth o

    Congratulations to Mr. Alcantara and I hope to see and hear more about him as the years go by. He has a bright future ahead.

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